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Relentless
14/04/2020 | Caedmon Hall |
Relentless is a new theatre show created by young people showing what it means to be growing up and getting by in a chaotic new decade; their fears, wants, hopes & voices laid bare. Get good exam results. Go to the party. Get a job. Go to Uni! Follow your dreams. Be realistic. Save the world. Learn to switch off, RELAX. But don’t slack off. Eat, Sleep, Revise, Repeat. Talk more. Talk less. Be loud. Listen up. Filter your life. Be real. Be kind. Be bold. Be better. Be better. Be better. Mortal Fools Youth Theatre are back with a new show from their trailblazing Ensemble Young Company. They’re done being told, and they’re ready to be heard.

Culture Camp - Origami
16/04/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road | per person, non-refundable
Culture Camps are a great way for creative kids to learn new skills under the expert guidance of a professional artist.

Art Diamonds Creative Writing Workshop - Whickham
20/04/2020 | Whickham Library |
Join Ellen Phethean to develop your Creative Writing in these morning workshops in Whickham from 10am-12noon.

Piano Workshops with Venera Bojkova
20/04/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Piano teacher Venera Bojkova hosts a monthly piano workshop.

'All my yesterdays - Tyneside photographs over the years' by Trevor Ermel
21/04/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Trevor has over many years kindly donated many of his photographs to Gateshead Libraries. The images capture a town that has undergone many changes and portray the people of Gateshead going about their everyday lives to magnificent effect.

Art Diamonds Earth Day Printmaking Workshop Morning workshop
22/04/2020 | Blaydon Library |
Join Helen Donley from Northern Print as she guides you through simple printmaking techniques and you will go home with your own unique artwork.

Art Diamonds Earth Day Printmaking Workshop - Afternoon Session
22/04/2020 | Blaydon Library |
Join Helen Donley from Northern Print as she guides you through simple printmaking techniques and you will go home with your own unique artwork.

Craft & Create Night - April
23/04/2020 | The Gallery, Gateshead Central Library | Per Person, tickets are non-refundable
Bring along what you’re working on to our Craft & Create night...

Art Diamonds Wall Hangings and Wind Chimes
24/04/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Making wall hangings and windchimes with Neil Canavan

Art Diamonds Wall Hangings and Wind Charms Additional Session
24/04/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Spend the afternoon with sculptor Neil Canavan to make wall hangings and windchimes using interesting found objects, driftwood and shells

Gateshead History Festival - Winlaton Forge
25/04/2020 | Winlaton Cottage Forge |
The cottage forge is a unique memorial to over 250 years of blacksmiths' work in Winlaton.

Gateshead History Festival - Land of Oak & Iron
25/04/2020 | Land of Oak and Iron |
Land of Oak & Iron

Gateshead History Festival - The Miners' Strike of 1984-5 in history and memory.
30/04/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Robert Gildea, Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford. Introduced by Professor Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings, Northumbria University.

Gateshead History Festival - The British Co-operative movement during the World Wars
30/04/2020 | Blaydon Library |
Tony Webster, Professor of History, Northumbria University.

Gateshead History Festival - Spaces of Oppression: Exploring Holocaust Landscapes
30/04/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Dominic Williams & Waitman Beorn, Senior Lecturers, Northumbria University

Gateshead History Festival - Reckonings: Ways of dealing with the legacies in Nazi persecution.
30/04/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Mary Fulbrook, Professor of German History, UCL.

Gateshead History Festival - The Real Dad's Army
01/05/2020 | Blaydon Library |
John Sadler & Rosie Serdeville, local authors and historians. The Real Dad's Army.

Gateshead History Festival - The Real Dad's Army
01/05/2020 | Birtley Library |
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Gateshead History Festival - Reserved occupations in war
01/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Linsey Robb, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

Gateshead History Festival - Kate Kennedy, tenors Robin Tritschler, James Oxley pianist Simon Over.
01/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
To his love: Ivor Gurney - a discussion and dramatised recital.

Extended: A Textile Exhibition by Fusion
02/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
A textile exhibition, a display of the work of 12 textile and mixed media artists based in the North East

Children Knitting Group
02/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Children Knitting Group

Gateshead History Festival - A very British war crime, death march from the Battle of Dunbar 1650
02/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
John Sadler & Rosie Serdiville, local authors and historians

Gateshead History Festival - Dressed for War
02/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Julie Summers, author, historian and broadcaster

Gateshead History Festival - Rebel Women's Wardrobe (costume talk)
02/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Lucy Adlington, dress history specialist

Gateshead History Festival - Making the Northumberland National Park
02/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Making the Northumberland National Park: Pauline Dower and the National Parks Commission with Matthew Kelly, Professor of Modern History, Northumberland University

Gateshead History Festival - Sally Becker, The Angel of Mostar
02/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
With Sally Becker, humanitarian and broadcaster

Gateshead History Festival - 'Making History' workshop
02/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Joe Hardwick, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

Gateshead History Festival - Walk the Elisabethville boundaries
02/05/2020 | Birtley Library |
Walk the Elisabethville boundaries - Meet outside Birtley Library

Art Diamonds Creative Writing Workshop - Whickham
04/05/2020 | Whickham Library |
Join Ellen Phethean to develop your Creative Writing in these morning workshops in Whickham from 10am-12noon.

Art Diamonds Woodwork Workshops
04/05/2020 | Your Workshop North East, Felling | per person for 3 sessions, tickets are non-refundable
Come along to ‘Your Workshop North East’, a Woodwork studio in Felling to try your hand at various techniques under expert guidance over three weeks.

Art Diamonds Make and Share
05/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Meet up with fellow Art Diamonds, bring along something you are making and share it with others, have a cuppa and a catch up!

Art Diamonds Textile Landscape Workshop - morning or afternoon session
07/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Explore texture and colour to create your own layered textile landscape under the expert tuition of Kate Slaughter. 10am-12.30pm or 1.30 - 4pm

Piano Workshops with Venera Bojkova
11/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Piano teacher Venera Bojkova hosts a monthly piano workshop.

Finding out about Gateshead's Local History: Gateshead around 1900
12/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Finding out about Gateshead's Local History Free one-day education workshop to help you learn how to discover the history of Gateshead using resources from Gateshead Archive.

Art Diamonds Mixed Media Ink Workshop
12/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Create unique and beautiful effects using versatile inks in this workshop with Pam Stevenson.

The Late Shows - A Gift for Giving
16/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
The Late Shows is back in May 2020. May 15 and 16 across Newcastle and Gateshead, click on event title to read more about the fun creative drop in evening to be held at Gateshead Central Libraries May 16.

Art Diamonds Creative Writing Workshop - Whickham
18/05/2020 | Whickham Library |
Join Ellen Phethean to develop your Creative Writing in these morning workshops in Whickham from 10am-12noon.

Behind the Scenes Tour
19/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Join staff from the archive for a one-hour guided tour of the new Archive facilities. The tour includes the chance to see highlights from the collections.

Art Diamonds Linoprint Workshop with Michelle Wood
21/05/2020 | Birtley Library | Per Person, Non Refundable
Learn how to design and cut your own lino block from your own images or from inspiration provided by artist Michelle Wood.

Culture Camp - Claymation
28/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road | per person, non-refundable
Work with professional animator Robin Webb to learn how to make your own Wallace & Gromit type stop motion animation using modelling clay

The 1930s Gateshead slum clearances
30/05/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
In the early 20th century work began to clear the Victorian slum housing that still provided homes for millions of working-class poor across the country.

Sheepcote to Shipcote (archive session & walk)
06/06/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
The area around the Central Library has seen huge changes through the centuries. By exploring old maps from Gateshead Archive, we can see just how radical some of these changes were.

Children Knitting Group
06/06/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Children Knitting Group

Exploring Wildflowers in Textiles Workshop with Donna Cheshire
13/06/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road | per person, non refundable
Exploring Wildflowers in Textiles Workshop with Donna Cheshire

Behind the Scenes Tour
20/06/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Join staff from the archive for a one-hour guided tour of the new Archive facilities. The tour includes the chance to see highlights from the collections.

Ward Phillipson Photo Memories
27/06/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
When two Newcastle-based photographic companies merged in 1997 it led to an unprecedented discovery of historic images of the local area. Thousands of glass plate negatives and lantern slides were discovered in the loft of Philipson & Son who had merged with R Ward & Sons.

Children Knitting Group
04/07/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Children Knitting Group

Finding out about Gateshead's Local History: Gateshead in the 20th Century
13/07/2020 | Central Library, Prince Consort Road |
Finding out about Gateshead's Local History Free one-day education workshop to help you learn how to discover the history of Gateshead using resources from Gateshead Archive.

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